1. The Origin of Chronic Diseases with Respect to Cardiovascular Disease
3. Inflammation and Cardiovascular Diseases
4. The Lipid Hypothesis and The Seven Countries Study
5. The Role of Cholesterol in Atherosclerosis, CVD, and Dietary Patterns
6. Statins: Rationale, Mode of Action, and Side-effects
7. Cardiovascular Risk: Assumptions, Limitations, and Research
8. Diet and Cardiovascular Disease: The Mediterranean Diet
9. Nutrition Versus Statins in Primary Prevention: Where do we Stand Now?
• Includes a bioscience approach that focuses on inflammation and revisits the lipid hypothesis
• Presents the view that nutritional interventions have considerable value, not only for reducing cardiovascular risk for CVDs patients, but also acting as the best precaution for otherwise healthy people
• Advocates that nutritional habits that are formed at a young age are the best way to tackle the global epidemic that is CVDs
• Ioannis Zabetakis, Lecturer and Course Leader, Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick.
• Ronan Lordan, Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick.
• Alexandros Tsoupras, Chemist-Biochemist, Department of Biological Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Sciences and Engineering